Yakushima, Japan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Yakushima, Japan? If you're planning to go to Yakushima, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Yakushima, Japan

Based on the climate and weather in Yakushima, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

Important essentials for Yakushima, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Yakushima, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Travel insurance

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Yakushima, Japan by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in this region is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're gonna visit Ooko-no-taki waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

February

In February, Yakushima is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Yakushima, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're gonna visit Ooko-no-taki waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

March

In March, Yakushima can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Yakushima, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're gonna visit Ooko-no-taki waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

April

If you visit Yakushima during April, you will probably notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're gonna visit Ooko-no-taki waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

May

In May, Yakushima is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Yakushima, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're gonna visit Ooko-no-taki waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

June

June here is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're gonna visit Ooko-no-taki waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

July

If you visit Yakushima during July, you may find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're gonna visit Ooko-no-taki waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

August

August for Yakushima is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're gonna visit Ooko-no-taki waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

September

If you are traveling to Yakushima in September, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're gonna visit Ooko-no-taki waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

October

If you go to Yakushima in October, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're gonna visit Ooko-no-taki waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

November

If you go to Yakushima in November, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're gonna visit Ooko-no-taki waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

December

If you vacation in Yakushima during December, you may notice that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're gonna visit Ooko-no-taki waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

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